Thomaston 4th of July Committee members are soliciting raffle prizes and donations to support the town’s traditional celebration. Local businesses are collecting donations in countertop ‘firecracker’ containers.

Area businesses and committee members will also be selling raffle tickets in advance of the event. And, people may buy raffle tickets at the committee booth during the festivities. Tickets are $10 for 13, $5 for six or $1 each. The drawing will be in the evening. The evening band will announce the winners between song sets. The committee will notify any absent winners.

Some of the raffle prizes are: an overnight stay, from Hampton Inn & Suites; 10 lobster-roll gift certificates from Pik-Qwik; a pair of coach class roundtrip tickets from Maine Eastern Railroad; a family season pass for Owls Head Transportation Museum; $50 gift certificates from The Green Thumb and Eastern Tire Service; a summer fun pack of a soft cooler containing a water bottle, coffee mug, chip clip, golf tees, notebook, luggage tags, blanket, and mini first-aid kit from Key Bank; gift certificate for four one-pound lobsters from Jess’s Market; Handpainted totebag from Uptown Studio; $25 gift certificates from Thomaston Grocery, Athens Pizzeria, Park Street Grille, The Personal Bookshop, and Seagull Cottage; $15 gift certificate from Waterworks Pub; $10 gift certificate from Hole in the Wall Bagels; two $5 gift certificates from F&A’s Market.

People can place donations in ‘firecracker’ donation containers at Pik-Qwik, Thomaston Grocery, Camden National Bank, Jess’s Market, The Keag Store, and more. Or one may send donations payable to Thomaston 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 149, Thomaston, ME 04861. All proceeds go towards supporting Thomaston’s 4th of July Celebration. Contact Julie Russo, committee chair, at 354-8763 to participate with raffle items or sponsorships.